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Tour of the House of Representatives

August 4, 2010

Date: 08/04/2010 Location: Washington, DC Description: Washington Foreign Press Center Tour to the House of Representatives - State Dept Image
August 4, 2010; Washington, DC.

Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Diana Page
Telephone: 202-504-6320; email:

The Washington Foreign Press Center provided twenty journalists from eleven countries with a tour of the House of Representatives and a background briefing by its staff.  The purpose was to learn how the House Foreign Affairs Committee works and how journalists can cover the House.  The press gallery staff showed journalists the facilities and offered to press and gave advice.  The goal of the tour was to provide a better understanding of the legislative process in U.S. politics.